So, how fuggin baller was the '14 & '15 tour? The band was tighter than ever, the new album sounds phenomenal live, and the energy is off the chart. The addition of Alex to the lineup was a good move for the studio, but it was an outstanding addition for the live show. The sound is fuller, the energy Alex adds gets me pumped, and Britt is not only more relaxed up front, but his interaction with, and inclusion of, the crowd has doubled. I've seen Spoon a few times over the years and I've seen a bad crowd for them too often throughout time, but in the shows I saw over the past year I didn't see one bad crowd. We are the baby birds and they've fed us well. Jim, Eric, and Rob are all on point, as usual. It really seems like they all just have fun performing, which you may take for granted. Too often, I've been turned off by an act because they seem bored or the performance just feels phoned in. Anyhow, I digress: the live show is so good they have become addictive, the setlists are great, and I can't wait for more.
So, on a future tour tip: what songs that weren't on this tour would you guys like to see sneak into the sets next time? I'd have to go with:
Out Go the Lights
Nobody Gets Me But You
and a sweet rarity like Chips and Dip, This Book I Write, or My First Time Volume 3 would probably make my face melt instantly. (I can dream, can't I?)
So, what do you guys think?